In Other Words, potluck…

I don’t really care for the potluck;

Eating blobs and globs of mystery dishes is just not my style.

As with a buffet, I tend to eat too much, which makes me feel yuck.

I’d rather eat home or order for one and be done.

But others like ’em, so I sigh and go along with a smile.

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FPQ29: Holy Crap

Fandango provocatively asks…

โ€œDo you agree with Thomas Jefferson that it doesnโ€™t matter or hurt you if people believe in many gods, in one god, or no gods? Why or why not?”

Yes, I agree with him. Beliefs don’t hurt me, or anyone else. Actions (including speech) are what hurt people. Until we devise a mechanism whereby our thoughts can travel through the air and zap people with sensations of pain, or create a situation of libel, loss of income, etc. we’re safe from rays emanating out of people’s beliefs in the supernatural or whatever.

Now, I know people are gonna say, but but but… folks take direct actions based upon their beliefs in god/s. Do they really? How can we prove this? I think that people do what they want and then justify it with a belief system, or sometimes they don’t even bother. This is why we find so many cases of blatant hypocrisy and inconsistency ~ it’s because people are doing as they please, as people have always done and always will do, and then trying to cobble together some coherent rationale for their actions after the fact.

It’s not their belief in god/s that caused the problem. It’s their behavior.

Three Things Challenge: PL132

Welcome to the Three Things Challenge. Every day at 10PM (PST) I will post three seemingly unconnected things that will, hopefully, ignite your muse. You don’t have to use all three things if you don’t want to. There are no restrictions on length, style, genre, or anything. Simply read the prompt, see where your muse takes you, and bring us along for the ride. Use 3TC as a tag if you’d like and link back to this prompt, or post your link in the comments below so others can find you.

Happy Writing! ๐Ÿ˜€

Today’s prompt: organ, attic, watermelon

Threesomes! (with pics)

Cee’s fun photo challenge this week is to post pics of things in threes or the number 3. I found a few…

The Key

Holding the key,

He is oblivious

To its significance;

To him, it’s just a trinket,

A shiny bit of nothing,

That caught his clever eye.

He snatched it from the grass,

Wet with morning tears,

And dropped it in the sea,

When a glittering ring

Glinted up from the stones

On this wild windy beach.

~*~

Thursday Inspiration 9

Three Things Challenge: PL131

Welcome to the Three Things Challenge. Every day at 10PM (PST) I will post three seemingly unconnected things that will, hopefully, ignite your muse. You don’t have to use all three things if you don’t want to. There are no restrictions on length, style, genre, or anything. Simply read the prompt, see where your muse takes you, and bring us along for the ride. Use 3TC as a tag if you’d like and link back to this prompt, or post your link in the comments below so others can find you.

Happy Writing! ๐Ÿ˜€

Today’s prompt: kindergarten, oak, champagne

The Annual Biggleton Boat Race

Rocky the Referee stood on the Biggleton Bridge, where he could oversee the annual boat race. No one else was allowed up here during the race to influence him with their pleas and tears. The winner would be determined by a combination of skill and luck, helped along by the ephemeral hand of fate. If there were any shenanigans, Rocky was in control of the distribution of the proper penalties. Several years ago, someone had tried to rig the race, but Rocky had dealt with them harshly, though fairly, and nothing similar had happened since.

Naturally, it was understandable that people became a little emotional over the annual boat race. The losers were promptly killed and eaten at the Annual Biggleton Barbecue.

~*~

I was tagged by Tao-Talk for this challenge, which originated at Nova Namaste. Hope it’s okay if I don’t tag any more peeps. ๐Ÿ™‚

Moonwatch

Sanctimonious moonโ€”

Why so judgmental?

I know where you’ve been;

I know who you’ve seen.

Leave me to the poverty

Of stars, already dead,

Burned out like my heart.

Slide under the lace

Canopy of clouds,

Safe swath of lingerie.

Don’t frown your face

At me tonightโ€”

I’m in no mood for a scolding

By an obtuse hunk of rock

Who didn’t have the sense

To stay married to the earth.

Oh ho! Didn’t think I knew

About that, did you?

Shock. Go now, leave me

To my nightmare,

My galloping dream of doom,

Urging me past the milestones

Along the racetrack to ruin.

~*~

“Moonwatch” was originally posted here on Light Motifs II 6/29/18 and also appears in my book Monochrome.

I’m reposting it today for Kate’s prompt.

Lauraโ€™s Music Challenge 19

Happy Monday! Join in Laura’s fun song challenge and make your day more tuneful. Here we go… ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽถ

1. Post a video of a song that makes you think about being a teenager.

“Imaginary Lover” is from 1978 (when I was 17) and remains one of my favorite songs to this day. They make the best lovers.

2. Post a video of a song that is about finding your voice.

Like Neil, I am from NY and moved to LA in my 20s (via Chicago). I can’t go home again, but I don’t fit in SoCal either.

3. Post a video of a song that represents a โ€œIโ€™ll kick your ass attitudeโ€.

To me, kicking ass means walking away and finding happiness, not staying and continuing to engage in things that bring you down. Remember: people don’t change nor do they care about your feelings!

Three Things Challenge: PL130

Welcome to the Three Things Challenge. Every day at 10PM (PST) I will post three seemingly unconnected things that will, hopefully, ignite your muse. You don’t have to use all three things if you don’t want to. There are no restrictions on length, style, genre, or anything. Simply read the prompt, see where your muse takes you, and bring us along for the ride. Use 3TC as a tag if you’d like and link back to this prompt, or post your link in the comments below so others can find you.

Happy Writing! ๐Ÿ˜€

Today’s prompt: pants, beetle, intercom